Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The first time you feel baby move and kick is one of the most amazing and wonderful feelings you'll experience in your lifetime. Some mothers say it feels like butterflies, some say it feels like bubbles.  Most moms report they feel movement by 20 weeks, although the range can be between 13-25 weeks according to the American Pregnancy Association. (1)
Hearing your baby's heartbeat also is a milestone, and many parents are looking into at-home fetal monitoring.  I was sent the AngelSounds Fetal Doppler from Fairhaven Health in exchange for a review.  I'd like to share my thoughts about the benefits of using a fetal doppler.
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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING A FETAL DOPPLER?
•  You may be able to hear the heartbeat as early as 8 weeks into pregnancy, although most will hear it by week 15.
•  Hearing that beautiful "thump thump thump" is so reassuring!
• After experiencing a loss, or after trying for so long to get pregnant, that little heartbeat is music to your ears.
•  Along with feeling movement, adding the sounds of baby's presence is comforting.
•  You do not have to leave wherever you are to hear baby's heartbeat.
•  Your significant other, siblings and other loved ones can have a better chance to bond with baby.
The AngelSounds Fetal Doppler is super simple to use.  It is ready to use right out of the box.  Just slather some coconut oil or DreamBelly Stretch Mark Butter from Fairhaven Health over your belly and turn it on.  Roll it across slowly and soon you'll pick up your angel's sounds!  After some practice and discussing normal fetal heart rate with my medical professional, I felt confident in locating my baby's heart beat.  To get a good reading, count the beats you hear for 15 seconds, then multiply that number by 4.  A normal fetal heart rate usually ranges from 110 to 160 beats per minute. (2)
The headphones included are softly padded and there's a rotary control knob to adjust volume to your liking.  The cord between the headphones and doppler leaves plenty of space to reach very low on your belly.  There is an additional cable to connect to the microphone adapter on your computer and you are able to record by using your own software!

I felt a great peace of mind thanks to this product and I feel it can be a very helpful tool during pregnancy!  Sometimes I really love technology!
It must be noted that if you are concerned about your baby's lack of movement, the best thing to do is seek consult with your healthcare provider as early as possible.  A doppler device is not intended to replace antenatal care.
You can keep up with all the latest pregnancy and breastfeeding products from Fairhaven Health by shopping http://www.fairhavenhealth.comLIKING them on Facebook and following on Twitter!

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Friday, July 15, 2016
Baby's 1st Birthday Bash! 
 Welcome to the Baby's 1st Birthday Bash Giveaway, hosted by The Monarch Mommy. Here's your chance to win The Monarch Mommy's top FIVE gift ideas for baby's first birthday! The grand prize is valued at over $150 and packed with the perfect items for the soon to be toddler in your life! One winner will receive this epic grand prize from our generous sponsors!
Baby's 1st Birthday Bash! 
1. Öko Créations Organic Cotton Hooded Bath Poncho Made in Canada of 100% organic cotton, Öko Créations' Hooded Bath Poncho is perfect for toddlers! Soft and absorbent, this luxurious bath poncho is sure to please baby (and mom & dad will love it too)! The Hooded Bath Poncho retails for $47. Learn more about this prize by checking out The Monarch Mommy's review right HERE. Baby's 1st Birthday Bash! 
2. Usborne Children's Books' Touchy-Feely "That's not my..." Board Book There's no such thing as too many books when it comes to toddlers! This board book series is sure to capture even the most active toddler's attention with a new texture to explore on every page. Vibrant and bold illustrations in a board book that's sturdy and durable, the "That's not my..." book series is a lot of fun to read with your baby! "That's not my..." board books retail for $12 each. Learn more about this prize by checking out The Monarch Mommy's review right HERE. Baby's 1st Birthday Bash! 
3. $50 Gift Card to Minimoc Moccasins & Shoes Get ready for baby's first steps with Minimoc Moccasins & Shoes. Handmade in Canada with quality genuine leather, Minimoc footwear is sure to please even the most fashion conscious toddler. You'll love these soft soled baby shoes that help baby feel the ground beneath them as they toddle along on unsteady feet! Find all the details about this fab footwear right HERE.
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4. Janod Mini Looping Pull Along Toy from Lagoon Baby No first birthday prize pack would be complete without at least one toy! Lagoon Baby is not just a cloth diaper retailer! You'll find a great selection of toys for babies and toddlers there too! This Janod Mini Looping Pull Along Toy is perfect for a baby just graduating into toddlerhood. This wooden toy has a built in bead spiral to encourage your toddler to work on those fine motor skills, and can be pulled along once he's traveling around on two feet! This Janod wooden toy retails for $19. Learn more about the Janod Mini Looping Pull Along Toy right HERE.
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5. Easy Peasies Bamboo Bundle Cloth Diaper from Cozybums Who wouldn't love a brand new cloth diaper for baby's first birthday? You can never have too many, especially when that new diaper is an Easy Peasies Bamboo Bundle from Cozybums! This Canadian made diaper comes with a super absorbent bamboo trifold insert and a trim fitting shell! The Easy Peasies Bamboo Bundle retails for $28. Get all the details on this awesome cloth diaper by checking out The Monarch Mommy's review HERE.

Enter the Baby's 1st Birthday Bash Giveaway!

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Disclosure: The Monarch Mommy and the rest of the bloggers participating in the Baby's 1st Birthday Bash Giveaway are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. Open to Canadian & US residents 18 years of age and older. Confirmed winner will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of the sponsor(s). Canadian winners must successfully complete a skill testing question. For questions or to see your product featured on The Monarch Mommy blog contact Stefanie at http://themonarchmommy.com/work-with-me/.
Saturday, July 9, 2016

Here is something I think parents may be interested in reading!  I definitely have my share of parenting books.  You have a chance to win a signed The Art of Blissful Parenting! 4 Winners! ($56+ TRV)

Sponsored By: Sharon Ballantine

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Sharon Ballantine is a Parenting Coach and certified Law of Attraction Life Coach. She has raised three children and is the author of a new book "The Art of Blissful Parenting." What if you had the ideal relationship with your children? This book is for every parent that wants to have a powerful bond with their kids. Parents have the opportunity for newfound freedom and joy when they teach their children about their Internal Guidance System. Tools and guidance are offered in this book for exacting the art of blissful parenting by practicing alignment.
If you can't wait to see if you won, you can purchase the book HERE!

4 Winners Will Receive:

 A signed paperback copy of the book The Art of Blissful Parenting!

Open To US - Must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 7/9 12:00 AM EST through 7/25 11:59 PM EST Good Luck!

Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Love, Mrs. Mommy received nominal compensation to host this giveaway. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winners will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Each winner has 48 hours to reply before a new winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Nausea is one of the first symptoms many mothers experience during pregnancy. It hits me by 8 weeks and I spend my time always keeping close to a bathroom.  It happens any time during the day or night and all the time, for what feels like an eternity.  I know there are others like me seeking relief from morning sickness.
Fairhaven Health offers natural products that are "doctor-designed" to support fertility, pregnancy/postpartum, as well as breastfeeding women. They are partnered with the American Pregnancy Association, considered a top trusted source for fertility assistance in the US and they helped me with getting pregnant this time around! I was sent the Pregnancy Bundle in exchange for a thorough, honest review.
The Pregnancy Bundle is GREAT for expecting mamas!  It includes the following:
• PregEase for Morning Sickness Relief
• Tea-for-Two & Tea Ball
• DreamBelly Stretch Mark Butter
• Sitting Pretty Soothing Spray
PregEase is formulated to alleviate nausea and heartburn during pregnancy using a unique combination of ingredients like Vitamin B6, B12, Ginger Root, calcium carbonate, and other natural ingredients that reduce the pain and inflammation caused by nausea and heartburn.
The chewable tablets are about the size of a penny, have a sweet citrus taste and actually taste better than any other remedy I've ever tried! The bottle recommends 2-4 daily, I took 2 tablets at the first sign of discomfort and within half an hour I felt much better! I would sometimes take another later on, but never took more than 4 in 24 hours. These tablets work quite well throughout the day, I had good luck with them- especially while also consuming the Tea-for-Two!
Tea-for-Two is a loose leaf herbal (non-caffeinated) tea containing only organic & wild crafted herbs like Strawberry Leaf to tone and nourish the uterus, Alfalfa- a good source of Vitamin A, D, E and K- which helps prevent postpartum hemorrhage, Oatstraw to calm the nervous system/relieve tension, Dandelion Leaf for iron, calcium and potassium and Ginger & Lemon Verbena to aid with nausea symptoms.  The Pregnancy Bundle comes with a convenient Tea Ball so you can brew easily.
The tea is easy to make, add a teaspoon into the tea ball, set in a cup of hot water and let steep for 5 minutes.  It has a very pleasant taste, but you can add a little honey or sweetener of choice... I drink 2 cups a day & one bag lasts just about a month and a half.  Drinking herbal tea is a great way to keep your body hydrated and energized!
You can read my review of DreamBelly Butter HERE, but to give you a quick recap- it's ultra moisturizing without leaving residue on your skin and it smells FANTASTIC!
Sitting Pretty Soothing Spray is a postpartum MUST for perineal soreness.  It has witch hazel to reduce irritation and essential oils like peppermint & lavender to cool and heal, tea tree oil & grapefruit seed extract to disinfect and protect.  It's perfectly sized to use while using the toilet and works great at any angle. I felt total relief using this product, which was a lifesaver!
What's my favorite thing about this product?  The pregnancy bundle is really a great kit for anyone while pregnant and for postpartum support!  I love tea, so it is my favorite product in the bundle.
Is there anything I'd change about this product?  Not a thing!
I give the Pregnancy Bundle by Fairhaven Health a 10/10!
You can keep up with all the latest pregnancy and breastfeeding products from Fairhaven Health by LIKING them on Facebook and following on Twitter!
You have a chance to win the Pregnancy Bundle July 1-5th starting at 11 am CST!  Click the image below to go to the giveaway post on Facebook!

You get an extra entry when you leave a comment HERE ON MY BLOG, so tell me which product in this bundle are you most interested in trying?


Thursday, June 9, 2016
When you're expecting, one of the first things you may think about is getting comfortable in some cute maternity clothes. As a plus size mama, I was looking for a trustworthy brand that understood my needs in finding the proper fit, yet wouldn't leave me feeling frumpy... so when I took a look at PinkBlush Maternity, I really was eager to test out their sizing and style!
PinkBlush Maternity is a family business that is fashion forward, offering trendy maternity clothes made with high quality fabrics.  With spring ending and with me being at the very end of my pregnancy, I wanted lightweight options that would easily coordinate with other items I had already in my closet. I think tank tops were an excellent choice and PinkBlush has a great assortment of tank tops ready for you to add into your summer wardrobe!  I was sent the Mint Green Fitted Crochet Side Plus Size Maternity Tank Top and the Emerald Green Basic Plus Size Maternity Tank Top in exchange for review.  
I really love the Mint Green Fitted Crochet Side tank. The color is so fresh and the crochet detail on the side is very feminine. I paired it with an off white knit cardigan and I felt very beautiful in it, even just wearing jeans! The rayon material is so soft and buttery, it has a slight stretch (5% spandex) and is very accommodating for the growing belly. It is longer (32 inches), covering your whole belly, no having to pull it down... it stays nicely in place.   
I was thrilled when a good friend of mine offered to take a few pics of me to remember the special moments of pregnancy. Isn't this one of me with my two little girls just so precious!?  This tank helped me feel confident during my photo shoot, which I'm nervous about typically... but that gorgeous mint color and that crochet detail on the side helped make me glow, don't you think?  Here's a close up of the beautiful crochet design that I took while at the OB office when I was almost 38 weeks pregnant!
The Emerald Green Basic tank is definitely a classic!  It is made of the same soft rayon/spandex material as the other tank. It is also longer (30 inches) but it has an empire waist which really shows off the baby bump. I love the flowy look of this tank and I thought it looked really chic paired with a black tapered cardigan and maternity jeans.  Both tanks look great with jeans, slacks, skirts or even leggings. My son, who is 13, took this pic of me wearing the Emerald Green Basic tank!
If you're looking for something more dressy, check out one of their top sellers- the maternity maxi dress!  PinkBlush provides clothing to wear during pregnancy for sizes from XS to 3X, so you're bound to find something that will fit you perfectly! I'm a size 22 and ordered both tanks in size 3x. I feel that the fit was just a little loose, and would say size 24 or even maybe a size 26 should be able to get into the 3x size pretty well, too.  PinkBlush also has women's and women's plus size clothing, so you can stay stylish after (or before) baby too!  
I couldn't be happier with the quality, fit and style that PinkBlush Maternity provides for it's customers!
What's my favorite thing about PinkBlush Maternity?  When you're pregnant, ESPECIALLY at the end of pregnancy, dressing pretty and pampering yourself really helps you feel better!  PinkBlush has very high quality fabrics and make it easy to feel like a million bucks, without spending a fortune!
Is there anything I'd change about this product?  Absolutely not!
I give PinkBlush Maternity a 10/10!
Shop PinkBlush Maternity here- http://www.pinkblushmaternity.com/
And don't forget to hop over to Facebook and give PinkBlush Maternity a LIKE & FOLLOW on Twitter to keep up with new products and valuable deals!
GUESS WHAT?! I get to to share a giveaway with my readers for a $75 Gift Card from PinkBlush!  Isn't that exciting?  What will you buy if you win?  Leave a comment and enter the competition form below to enter! The winner will be emailed, announced here in the giveaway widget once closed and I'll put a shout out to the winner on Facebook- LIKE Latched On Mom on Facebook so you don't miss those notifications! Make sure to sign into the form using the email address you check most often! You will only have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn. Must be 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. Giveaway will run from 6/10/16-6/25/16. Open to US and Canada. GOOD LUCK!!!
Latched On Mom and other participating bloggers did not receive compensation to promote this giveaway. All opinions are my own, written by me. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. Prize fulfillment is the sponsor's responsibilty. PinkBlush is not responsible for duty or taxes if Canadian winner is drawn. PinkBlush will not be able to issue a gift card to person drawn IF they have already won within the last 3 months. This post may contain affiliate links. If you have any questions about this giveaway, or have a product you'd like for me to review, please email latchedonmom@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
     Babywearing is an act of love. It keeps baby comfy, close to your heartbeat and everyone happy. In addition to the many benefits of babywearing, baby carriers come in amazing designs, prints and patterns. One very popular type is the soft structured carriers (SSCs). They're easy to put on and take off, and have comfortable padded shoulder straps. It's my go-to for supermarket shopping and trips to the park. Beco Baby Carriers are well known soft structured baby carriers (SSC) and the Soleil goes from 7-45lbs. With the snap of two buckles this carrier is easy to take on and off for shopping, going on a walk or simply getting things done at home like eating! Wouldn't you love to win this beautiful carrier? Details below:



     Beco Soleil Carriers are well known for their versatility and selection in prints and patterns. With the infant insert, these carriers go from 7-45 pounds and position baby ergonomically. In addition to the Soleil, the company also carriers the toddler and Gemini. You can read Mama Banana's review of their other carrier, the Beco Gemini, to see more about these carriers and brand. Why Beco? The Beco Soleil Comes in Fantastic Colors and has many features. In addition, this design is no longer in production and highly sought after!


Beco Soleil Features Include:

Features:
  • Soft structured baby carrier - front, hip & back carry positions
  • Newborn (with Soleil Infant Insert - sold separately) to toddler (7 - 45 lbs/3.5 - 20.4 kg)
  • Wide base & high back panel, large shaped ergonomic seat
  • Padded headrest & leg openings
  • Ability to cross straps across back
  • Roomy pocket on waist belt
  • Key ring & toy ring
  • Phthalate Free, Latex Free, Lead Free, BPA Free
Measurements
  • Body 16" wide x 17" tall
  • Shoulder straps adjustable from 23" - 42"
  • Padded waist belt adjustable from 28" - 60"
  • Weight capacity of the carrier: 7 - 45 lbs (3.2 - 20.4kg)
  • Weight of the carrier: 1.5 lbs


     One lucky USA or Canadian based resident will win this beautiful carrier! Contest open to 18+ legal residents, void where prohibited. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to e-mail sent to address provided. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!


Disclosure; This is not a sponsored post. This post may contain affiliate links. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. Open to USA and Canadian residents only , must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted through email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions about this event you can contact MamaBananasAdventures@gmail.com 


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